Thursday June 26 2014
Italy return home from Brazil

Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.

The Azzurri, who were eliminated at the group stage of the competition, touched down in Milan on Thursday morning, where a number of the party disembarked.

Among those was resigning Coach Cesare Prandelli, who during the flight back to the peninsula bid farewells to staff, players and journalists on board.

Mario Balotelli, who was reported as having opted to not sit with the rest of the players at take-off, later rejoined the squad during the flight, but reportedly did not respond to journalists’ requests for comment.

Of those who got off the plane in Milan, it is reported that only Prandelli and Balotelli then left by private car, with the others all travelling by bus.

Italy’s chartered plane will continue down to Rome, where the likes of Antonio Candreva, Daniele De Rossi and a small number of others will get off.

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